The Noodle Man Posted in Photo Blog, Portfolio, on March 22, 2011 I was spending the afternoon in China Town in South Chicago with some friends, eating great food and looking in different shops. It was quite the experience and you see some pretty amazing things. China Town is a small culture shock but it is one of the great many things about Chicago overall. As I was walking through a small row of shops I saw t ... Beautiful Glare Posted in Photo Blog, on November 5, 2010 Ever been driving and see just the perfect combination of the sun streaming through the clouds? Well I tried my best while traveling last weekend. Its a bit tough when you are in traffic but the result paid off. Nine Blades Posted in Photo Blog, on October 31, 2010 I was driving through central Illinois today on my way back home and took a different route. I didn’t realize I would be driving through the Twin Groves Wind Farm which when it was completed is the largest wind farm east of the Mississippi River. There are 240 turbines covering 22,000 acres. Pretty insane but it looks so beautiful seein ... Harvest Moon Posted in Photo Blog, on October 21, 2010 This was an attempt to capture a photo of the harvest moon this last fall but unfortunately cloud cover limited how colorful it got. Even though it did not turn out for what I hoped I feel it is still a nice image of the moon on a beautiful late summer evening. Dragging Frame Posted in Photo Blog, on September 20, 2010 Ive heard of guys that modify their trucks with airbags to ride really low, but this is REALLY low. So low that John here is dragging the frame of his truck and creating a shower of sparks. This was quite a difficult shot to get with the failing light and the vehicle I was riding in. Eventually I had to hang out the back door on the floor and ... Sunset Thunderstorm Posted in Photo Blog, on July 31, 2010 I was driving around after a thunderstorm that rolled through the area and I saw the sunset start peeking through the clouds in the distance and made this photo. I always love the contrast of the sky after a good thunderstorm here in Illinois. Multiply by Six Posted in Photo Blog, on July 10, 2010 This is my friend RJ practicing his back flips at Lake Shelbyville, IL. This is a photo merge of 6 exposures so you can see each sequence of his back flip. I spent my weekend down at the lake and it was quite a beautiful and busy time. Taking photos of wake boarding is not an easy task but I hope to capture some other great photos in the futu ... City Life Posted in Photo Blog, on July 10, 2010 Chicago has to be one of the most beautiful cities at night. The riverfront area is such a nice area to walk around during the day, but it is even better at night. Chicago has been pretty busy at night with the Taste of Chicago going on during June. Everyone seems like they want to be outside doing something. The beautiful weather at night ... Uncharted Territory Posted in HDR, Photo Blog, on July 8, 2010 I was out the other afternoon with a new friend of mine discovering some uncharted territory for me. After walking down some trails in my area we discovered this creek and I happened to get there just at the right time of day to capture this photo. It was a pretty neat place under a large bridge with lots of graffiti art in the area which was o ... Fast Lane Posted in Photo Blog, on July 3, 2010 Life in the fast lane. Every time I am in the city I always can feel the energy from everyone in a fast paced lifestyle. The night this photo was made it was particularly nice out in Chicago and more people were out and about than usual. Always an interesting time. I am in the fast lane this weekend but not in Chicago. I was hoping to shoot ... Gay Pride Protest Posted in Photo Blog, on June 28, 2010 I was in Chicago this last Sunday for the Taste of Chicago and I heard the Gay Pride Parade was going on so I hopped on the train over there. Sure enough there was a huge amount of people over there so I wandered about for some time and came upon this religious protest. It was peaceful for the most part besides the angry yelling and gestures th ... Two is Company Posted in Photo Blog, on May 27, 2010 This is a recent photo I made a few weeks ago when I was visiting a few friends. I saw these two on this moped and thought they looked like they were having fun. Right after I took this photo a Champaign Police officer came up to my friend and I and gave us quite the curious look just standing on a street corner taking photos. Round and Round Posted in Photo Blog, on May 21, 2010 While I was at Navy Pier last time a friend of mine wanted to relive his childhood and decided to ride the swings. I captured several photos of him enjoying his time and here is one to share with you… On a technical note these photos were difficult to take since it was moving quite fast and to get proper focus on the subject was a challenge ... A Relaxing Cab Ride Posted in Photo Blog, on May 19, 2010 The yellow monsters are everywhere in Chicago. You can also see them slowly making their way down the Chicago River from time to time. This photo was made as I was walking down Michigan Avenue over the river. Reflecting Skyline Posted in Photo Blog, on May 27, 2009 Took a quick photo of my friend while we were relaxing in Chicago. You can see the city skyline from the reflection in her sunglasses. I will miss Chicago… I am moving to Florida in a few days but I will get to see one of my favorite cities again this winter. Trash on TV Posted in Photo Blog, on May 25, 2009 When the students leave campus for the summer you find all kinds of things put into the trash. Can’t say I have seen someone put a tv in a small public trash can before. Mazda Tripod Posted in Photo Blog, on May 15, 2009 A Mazda 3 at a recent Autocross race in Champaign. It was turning so hard it entered “tripod mode” leaving only 3 wheels on the ground. Relaxing Posted in Photo Blog, on May 11, 2009 Looks like this squirrel was really enjoying this place on the roof to relax. The squirrel stayed there for quite some time. Looking Forward, Traveling Lateral Posted in Favorite Photos, Photo Blog, Portfolio, on May 6, 2009 Another drifting photo from this last weekend. This is Kim from League Limited enjoying life sideways. Living Sideways Posted in Photo Blog, on May 4, 2009 Adam from League Limited playing around in a parking lot doing some drifting this last weekend.